HORSES FOR COURSES
The serious stuff is on the Journalism, Books and Consulting and Courses pages, but here are seven things that even my best friends might not know about me...
I was the first woman sub editor on the Dorset Evening Echo.
I jumped my own height of five foot six - 1.68metres - by accident on a horse who was aptly named Mad Max (pictured below, though this fence is only 1.4m.)
I wrote seven thousand words a day for six days to finish a series of children's books for an international publishers. I wouldn't recommend that as a realistic daily workload, though fortunately the publishers were pleased with the books.
I was once alone in a lift with film star Roger Moore. As the lift ascended, the background music switched to the Bond theme.
I've stayed in a house that was definitely haunted.
I sold my first article to Pony magazine at the age of 12. My Dad was so proud he bought me an Imperial typewriter - I've still got it.
I've interviewed Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and James Bond. What do you mean, they were actors?